Rooney's overhead kick, Balotelli's 'Why always me?': Five memorable Manchester derbies at Old Trafford
Five classic matches ahead of Wednesday's Premier League game between Manchester United and City
February 12, 2011: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City. Wayne Rooney would finish his Manchester United career as the club's all-time leading scorer on 250 goals. Few were as spectacular as his winner in this Premier League derby at Old Trafford, though. With the game poised at 1-1 on 78 minutes, Rooney let fly with an overhead kick that flew into Joe Hart's top corner. Getty Images
September 20, 2009: Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City. A barmy Manchester derby took just two minutes to kick into gear as United striker Wayne Rooney opened the scoring before Gareth Barry levelled proceedings. Two goals from Craig Bellamy looked to have earned City a point after a double from Darren Fletcher before Michael Owen scored with virtually the last kick of the game to seal a United win. Getty Images
October 23, 2011: Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City. City inflicted United's biggest home defeat in 56 years in this barnstormer. Mario Balotelli set the tone with the opener on 22 minutes to reveal the famous "Why always me" T-shirt under his City strip. The scoreline remained unchanged until the 60th minute when City turned on the afterburners against United's 10 men after Jonny Evans was sent off. Balotelli made it 2-0 before Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko (2) and David Silva completed the rout after Darren Fletcher had scored a consolation. Getty Images
April 21, 2001: Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City. A game best remembered for United captain Roy Keane's tackle on City rival Alfe-Inge Haaland that verged on assault. The two had serious beef going into the match and Keane would later admit in his autobiography the tackle on the Norwegian had been deliberate. Although Haaland finished the match, the injury to his knee was so severe it would ultimately end his career. For the record, Teddy Sheringham and Steve Howey were the goalscorers that day. Allsport
November 10, 1994: Manchester United 5-0 Manchester City Led by the totemic Eric Cantona, United put City to the sword with a swashbuckling display that was the hallmark of Alex Ferguson's early 1990s United. The Frenchman opened the scoring while Russian winger Andrei Kanchelskis scored a hat-trick with Welshman Mark Hughes also on target. Getty Images
Manchester City will look to reclaim top spot in the Premier League on Wednesday when they take on cross-town rivals United at Old Trafford.
City trail leaders Liverpool by two points with a game in hand, while United, who have lost six of their last eight games including Sunday's
embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Everton, know anything less than three points will most likely see them miss out on a top-four finish and Champions League football.
We take a look at five classic encounters between the two Manchester clubs at Old Trafford in the photo gallery above.
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Updated: April 23, 2019 01:46 PM